They said it couldn't be done. So we did it!
As you well know, mankind's battle against zombies has been raging for generations. But the finest chronicle of the war between the dead and the living is undeniable George Romero's flawless 1978 epic: the original DAWN OF THE DEAD!
We at the Alamo are indeed proud soldiers in this conflict, and are heading out to the original shooting location of the Monroeville Mall in Pittsburgh, PA for a special JUNE 21 screening of the BEST ZOMBIE MOVIE THAT WILL EVER BE MADE!
Details are below!
MONSTERS HD presents a special screening of DAWN OF THE DEAD inside the infamous Monroeville Mall! For the first time ever, George A. Romero's 1978 horror masterpiece will play on a big screen in the famous Pittsburgh attraction where the movie was filmed! Beginning just one hour after the Mall closes on Saturday evening, June 21st, this special event tops an already stacked horror extravaganza planned for the upcoming HorrorHound Weekend event in Pennsylvania (located at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart in Monroeville, PA) the weekend of June 20-22nd, 2008!
The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will be projecting this screening inside the Mall as part of one of the largest collaborations the horror industry has ever witnessed; HorrorHound Weekend is a conjoined production of HorrorHound Magazine, Bloody-Disgusting.com (the web's #1 horror movie news site), and Re-Evolution Entertainment. On top of these top-tier horror entities, a number of other media and studio reps from the industry will be on-hand to celebrate three days of horror, including (but not limited to): Monsters HD, Anchor Bay, Rue Morgue Magazine, Dread Central, Night of the Living Podcast, Deadpit Radio, Amok Time Toys, Toe Tag Pictures, and Time and Space Toys.
During the weekend of June 20-22nd, 2008, these various horror heavy-hitters will be surrounded by one of the most impressive horror celebrity guest lists to hit the Mid-West, ranging from legendary horror director John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) and top tier stars such as Jason Mewes (CLERKS), Doug Bradley (HELLRAISER), and Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) to first-time convention guests: Ottaviano Dell'Acqua (the iconic worm-zombie from Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE), Al Cliver (ZOMBIE), Darryl Ferruci (CREEPSHOW), and Griffin Dunne (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) - just to name a few! For three days, fans can meet their favorite celebrities and have the opportunity to obtain autographs and/or photo-ops! Special movie screenings and panels are planned to coincide with the many guests, including a special demonstration by Pittsburgh's own Tom Savini as well as a special panel from Toe Tag Pictures, and a screening of the upcoming documentary on AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON entitled BEWARE THE MOON (accompanied by the docu's director, Paul Davis, coming in all the way from London, England).
The DAWN OF THE DEAD screening will take place where the Monroeville Mall's old clock tower once stood, on a 50-foot screen, which will take over the Mall after closing time, Saturday June 21st. Over 500 fans will pack this special section of the Mall, right down the hall from Time and Space Toys' brick and mortar location, Toy Galaxy (who helped bring this event together), where refreshments will be available. Admission to this special screening is available at the HorrorHound Weekend event - located across the street, inside the Pittsburgh ExpoMart - for a modest $5, all proceeds of which will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation! Toe Tag Pictures will be doing zombie make-up on guests all day leading up to the screening to help make this evening all the more memorable, as over ten DAWN alumni will be on-hand during the screening to ensure the night's authenticity.
On top of these amazing guests and events, a special Bloody-Disgusting.com Film Festival is planned over the course of Friday and Saturday, featuring first-chance screenings of new films (including horror legend Dario Argento's MOTHER OF TEARS), while a host of special fan-friendly shows and vendors will be on hand ranging from a 1930s-style Circus attraction and original film prop displays and photo-ops to horror-centric toy companies showcasing new prototypes of upcoming products and film studios teasing upcoming projects, not to mention the various new film promotional goodies (swag), posters, and contests being held all three days!! More information on our various celebrity guests, film screenings, vendors and events can be located on www.horrorhoundweekend.com!
About HorrorHound Weekend:
HorrorHound Weekend is a recurring convention seen in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, venturing outside of its "home base" for the first time to help bring this fun and excitement to the Pittsburgh area and the many horror movie fans in the surrounding area. To learn more about HorrorHound Weekend, please visit www.horrorhoundweekend.com today, or e-mail email@example.com for specific questions pertaining to the show, potential celebrity interview possibilities, a complete vendor and celebrity guest list, image requests, and promotional or sponsorship opportunities. Our Indianapolis events average between 2,000-4,000 fans, with the next big event in Indiana planned this August 29-31st.
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